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Cambridge University Pole Society Lent Showcase

This one night only event will showcase a range of pole dance performances from members of the Cambridge University Pole Society (CUPS). As a society, we are dedicated to removing the stigma that surrounds pole dancing, and showing its true colours as an expressive, beautiful sport and dance style. As well as solo performances, the showcase will include group dances. This showcase will be a highly eclectic and impressive demonstration of the talents of the CUPS performers.
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Psychological studies

Brain Stimulation Study: Who Moved the Object? Task Complete a simple questionnaire and a computer-based memory task after non-invasive brain stimulation, which is commonly used to temporarily affect brain activity (i.e. for the duration of each session). Duration Two 60–90-minute sessions Location Adaptive Brain Lab, Downing Site, Central Cambridge Reimbursement £30 Brain Scan & Stimulation Studies: Memory for Objects Session 1 Stay still inside the Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine for about 1 hour, at the Cognitive Brain Science Unit.
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Europe After Brexit

A one-day conference examining the future stability of the European Union When: 10.30am–4.45pm Friday 29 March 2019 Where: SG1/SG2 of the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge Book tickets and find more information here The European Union is facing the most serious crisis in its history and could be on a pathway to disintegration. The question of whether the EU can survive depends on its ability to withstand three decisive challenges – the widespread loss of faith in the Liberal orthodoxies on which the EU was built; the shifting geopolitical environment, in particular the apparent withdrawal of American sponsorship for European integration and attempts by Russia to undermine the EU’s internal unity; and the inevitability of another economic recession, which has the potential to overwhelm the Eurozone.
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The Hijaz: The First Islamic State

When: 25 February, 5.30pm-7.00pm Where: Bateman Auditorium, Caius College Register for tickets here As part of its Engelsberg Programme on Applied History, and together with the Cambridge Middle East and North Africa Forum, the Forum on Geopolitics is pleased to present this launch of Professor Malik Dahlan’s latest book, The Hijaz: The First Islamic State. Dahlan offers an alternative vision of Islamic governance through the history and promise of the Hijaz, the first state of Islam.
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Building Bridges in Medical Sciences Conference

Registration for Building Bridges in Medical Sciences (BBMS) 2019 is now open! Sign up for FREE and join us on Friday 8th March 2019 at Jesus College, Cambridge. BBMS is a student-run one day conference that brings together individuals from different disciplines, career stages and backgrounds to discuss the interdisciplinary biomedical approaches that are required to address current public health challenges. BBMS will host talks discussing basic science, policy, public health, industry, translational medicine and biotechnology.
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Psychology study advert (help a Catz 3rd year!)

Dear Research Volunteer, Want £15 in return for two very relaxed one-hour sessions? Then read on! You are invited to participate in a new study at the Adaptive Brain Lab. The study involves two 1h long sessions at the lab (Downing Site, Cambridge) and will include computer-based tasks and brain stimulation. Upon completion, you’d receive £15 for your participation. To be eligible you would need to be 18-30 years old, with perfect (or corrected-to-normal) vision, right-handed, with no previous neuropsychiatric disorders and under no medication (except contraceptives).
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Volunteers Needed for Crash, Bang, Squelch

Inspire children to enjoy science and do some fun experiments! CHaOS is looking for volunteers of all science disciplines to help out at “Crash, Bang, Squelch!” (CBS) - a huge hands-on family science day from 10am-5pm on Saturday 16th March 2019, taking place in the Zoology Department in the New Museums Site. Volunteers get to demonstrate fun, basic experiments for kids and families. You can sign up for the morning session, the afternoon session or both.
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Big Cambridge Sexual Health Survey

Win a £40 Amazon voucher by completing the Big Cambridge Sexual Health Survey 2019! We at Students for Global Health Cambridge want to know how easy students find it to access information, supplies and screening with regards to their sexual health, and gauge the level of understanding of current sexual health issues among students and the wider Cambridge community. Our ultimate aim is to combat sexually transmitted diseases and improve sexual health through increased awareness and accessibility of provisions.
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Teaching in China: Cambridge Youth Summer Camps 2019

CYSC was set up in 2012 by three Cambridge students. Commissioned by the Chinese Ministry of Education, CYSC aims to provide a unique, educational experience for Chinese school children that places an emphasis on interactivity and confidence in spoken English. For the past seven years we have been recruiting brilliant, inspirational teachers from Cambridge University to deliver lessons and activities on our camps. 2019 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! Camps take place in Beijing and Kunming for 2–3 weeks between mid-July and August 2019.
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Oxfam Society Committee Elections

Oxcam are recruiting a new exec for the coming year! If you’d like to shape the future of the society’s activism work within Cambridge, we’d love to have you apply – you don’t need to have been involved with the society before! Over the last year, our society has developed a reputation for creative and successful campaigning; we’ve held a demonstration on King’s Parade against the Yemen conflict, had a petition read out in parliament by our local MP, Daniel Zeichner, hosted a period poverty panel discussion, met with the former CEO of Oxfam, Mark Goldring, and staged a play at the Edinburgh Fringe.